Zipping up some butt joints on the corners of these 18ga stainless machine covers when I discovered a difference in the bead appearance due to my inconsistent torch angle. These get ground smooth so no biggie...but I thought this was a great illustration of how a slight deviation can be the difference between "slick" and "nipping the corner".
Notice one of these is not like the other?
Here's the straight in angle for the flat beads.
Here's the "lazy cause its like the 30th little bead" angle.
Just a few tiny degrees can make a pretty noticeable difference.
If ya want to weld like Roy...Step up your prop game, keep that angle consistent (both directions), and get comfy.
Car keys: 18ga 304 stainless sheet. 0.030' 308L filler for tack at open end.
1/16" 2%thor tungsten.
clear #12 cup
120 amps, 20% on, 25% bknd, 2.1 pps.